System Administration

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Course Venue:

Lecture Theatre LLT 2A

CIT Block B
College of Computing and Information Sciences
Course Code: 
BIT 2205
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 2
Year of Study: 
Year 2
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

This course addresses both the technology of computer systems and the users of the technology on an equal basis. It is about putting together a network of computers, getting them running and then keeping them running in spite of the activities of users who tend to cause the systems to fail. Aims: A student that undertakes this course should:•     Be able to use Windows and Linux operating systems.•     Be able to perform basic administration under Windows and Linux.•     Be able to design a network which is logical and efficient.•     Be able to deploy large numbers of machines which can be easily upgraded later.•     Be able to decide what services are needed.•     Be able to plan and implement adequate security.•     Be able to provide a comfortable environment for users.•     Be able to develop ways of fixing errors and problems which occur.•     Be able to provide a general company description for the student’s start-up business.•     Be able to keep track of and understand how to use the enormous amount of knowledge which increases every year.   

Learning Outcomes: 

 On completion of this course unit, the students will be able to:•     Demonstrate  understanding  of  computer  networking,  computing  models,  and  basicnetwork services. •     Recognize and describe logical and physical network topologies in terms of the media and network hardware. •     Demonstrate  understanding  of  computer  networking,  computing  models,  and  basic network services. •     Compare  current  network  technologies  in  terms  of  speed,  access  method,  operation, topology, and media. •     Describe basic principles of Unix/Linux multi-user System Administration •     Plan, Install, Maintain and Run a Unix/Linux System as used in a TCP/IP networked environment •     Manage system resources, services and applications •     Write shell scripts to assist management functions •     Perform upgrades, backup, recovery and virus protection operations •     Test and configure services such as DNS, email, and cross platform file sharing    

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